It has come to light that German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning to boost its EV lineup.
This was revealed by Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, when it unveiled the company’s financial reports for 2016 in early February. It announced, “We plan to be selling over 10 pure EV models by 2025.”
The push to expand its EV lineup is closely related to the company starting the new EQ brand in 2016. The brand focuses on cars with electric power trains. EQ’s first concept car, the Generation EQ, was designed as an SUV coupe like the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and GLC Coupe.
The Generation EQ has two motors that put out 408ps with maximum torque of 71.4kgm. Because of these powerful motors, it can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in under 5 seconds. The secondary battery is a large capacity lithium ion battery with, the company claims, a storage capacity of 70kWh. One recharging offers a maximum driving distance of 500km.
Of the EV plan, Daimler says, “We plan to introduce EV models into every segment from smart to large-sized SUVs.”
Written by Minoru Moriwaki
(Translated by Greg Scott)